Category Archives: Disney

Vanished Gritty Disney Documentary “Sweatbox” Appears Online

“Rob Minkoff described screening a movie to executives is like having someone chop your hands off and pull your pants down in front of a crowd. And you stand there with your stumps bleeding, incapable of pulling your pants back up.” – Thomas Schumacher, former head of Walt Disney Animation. I’ve had a copy of

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Behind-The-Scenes Documentary of Rise of The Resistance Has To Be Seen To Be Believed

We’ve talked about the great work Martin Smith does here at Theme Park University for years. When it comes to Disney attractions, you can’t find more history and behind-the-scenes info than the work Martin puts into his videos. This time, the new Rise of the Resistance Ultimate Tribute is easily his best work yet. I

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Fan Recreates Disney’s Tower of Terror In His Home

So you think you’re the ultimate fan of your favorite attraction? Maybe you have limited-edition merchandise. Perhaps you’ve even acquired a piece of the attraction through a reseller via an auction? Timothy Tom has gone to the extreme with recreating Disney’s Tower of Terror in an enclosed patio of his home! “I loved the ride

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“Boundless Realm” A Perfect Read For Haunted Mansion Aficionados

No Disney attraction, much less any other one on the planet, has had the same impact as The Haunted Mansion. Between the history, the mythology and the masterful design, it continues to withstand the test of time. Now a new book called “Boundless Realm” takes a deep dive into why this attraction is more popular

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Should Disney Allow Autistic Guests To Not Wear A Mask?

Since businesses have slowly started to reopen, mask-wearing has been required at nearly everywhere you go in the United States. Theme parks across the board have been requiring masks at nearly every location across the country. Disney in particular has been known as a “stickler” about wearing them and has even amended their policy several

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Will Actors Be Returning To Walt Disney World Soon?

The battle between Actors Equity Association and Walt Disney World has come to an end. For months, the sticking point has been that the company provide COVID-19 testing for actors and singers who are asked to perform without a mask at various Walt Disney World shows. The question is, will actors return to Walt Disney

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“At This Time We Ask That You Do Not Get Out” – As Splash Mountain Log Sinks

By now, you’ve seen pictures and video of a log sinking at Splash Mountain at Walt Disney World. While we don’t know what caused the log to sink, we are glad to see everyone was ok in the incident. The bigger issue is how the Cast Member who arrived on the scene first told them

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Walt Disney World Performers Are Ready To #BringBackTheMagic

While Walt Disney World theme parks have reopened in phases over the last several weeks, thousands of workers still have not been called back. Amongst these are all performers that are part of Actors Equity Association that guests see in shows like Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular. You may also see them strolling along Main

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Should “Face Characters” Wear A Mask At Disney Parks?

Surely I am not the only one who has noticed this. As Disney Parks have reopened around the world, they’ve gone to great lengths to ensure the safety of their guests and cast members. They’ve added many new safety procedures such as new cleaning protocols, social distancing markers and enforcing all guests and employees to

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BREAKING: Restaurant Workers at Epcot Laid Off

We are hearing some sad news tonight as several restaurants at Epcot have laid off their workers. It seems that employees of the Palmas Group restaurants were let go on Friday as a result of downsizing. These were third party Disney employees that staffed San Angel Inn, La Cantina De San Angel, La Cava Del

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